Tingewick Churchyard Project

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The Churchyard Wall

The wall is believed to date from the nineteenth century. It is made mainly from oolitic limestone that is thought to come from quarries at nearby Finmere.

The wall to the south of the church was dismantled and rebuilt using the original stones in 2006. Master stonemason Norman Blower of Hook Norton carried out the work, helped by volunteers from the village. The gates to the churchyard have been replaced by a fine new pair in English oak. Other sections of the wall have been conserved, and this work continues.

Among the artefacts found when the wall was dismantled was a tablet believed to have been from the grave of a young child.

A time capsule has been buried in the wall to be enjoyed by future generations.

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